Category Results for: Lesser Known Varietals

 

Cana’s Feast Winery: Turning Water into Wine

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The folks at Cana’s Feast Winery do not literally turn water into wine; however, the wedding feast at Cana at which Jesus performed his first miracle and turned water into wine inspired the winery’s name. Founded by Gino Cuneo as Cuneo Cellars in 1993, the winery was renamed Cana’s Feast, which had been the name […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Lesser Known Varietals, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |

 

Cascade Valley Wine Country: Mountains, Lakes, Sunshine, and Wine

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Located in central Washington State halfway between Seattle and Spokane, Cascade Valley Wine Country is home to around 50 wineries and tasting rooms in Wenatchee, Chelan, and Leavenworth. Cascade Valley Wine Country is a marketing alliance formed in 2009 by area wineries and funded by the Port of Chelan County and the Port of Douglas […]

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Highlights and Wine Tastings from the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

This past weekend, Dad (John), Colby, and I spent three jam-packed days in Walla Walla, Washington, for the third annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference. We were joined by over 300 fellow wine bloggers, wine industry participants, and media members for tastings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and visits to local vineyards and wineries. [See the […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Rosé Extravaganza

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Last Friday evening was a beautiful, sunny, summer evening here in Seattle. It was the perfect night to gather with friends to enjoy a fabulous meal and good wines for one of our monthly wine tasting dinners. And what is the perfect wine to enjoy on a hot summer day? This is the time of […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Grenache, Lesser Known Varietals, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wine Tasting Dinners, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Alexandria Nicole Cellars: An Exciting Discovery

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Founded in 2004 by winemaker Jarrod Boyle and his wife Ali, Alexandria Nicole Cellars is located on their 243-acre estate vineyard, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, in the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State overlooking the Columbia River. They also have tasting rooms in Prosser and Woodinville. Jarrod began his career in the industry as assistant viticulturist […]

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Columbia Gorge AVA: One of Washington and Oregon’s Best Kept Secrets

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We spent Memorial Day Weekend visiting the Columbia Gorge AVA. The Columbia Gorge AVA was established in 2004. It runs along the Columbia River and encompasses areas in both Washington and Oregon. The area boasts gorgeous views, numerous outdoor recreation options, quality vineyards, excellent wines, and very friendly folks. We arrived in Hood River, Oregon, […]

Filed under: American Wine, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner, Lesser Known Varietals, Mourvedre, Oregon Wine, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, Vineyards, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Paso Robles: California’s Emerging Wine Region

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Located along the Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is California’s third largest and fastest growing wine region. The town of Paso Robles (“Paso” to the locals) is the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The Paso Robles AVA was established in 1983 and has expanded a couple of times […]

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Red Wine for White Wine Drinkers

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogosphere’s monthly virtual wine tasting event, is in its fifth year. Our host this month for WBW #67 is Joe Roberts of 1WineDude. Joe selected Seeing Red for the First Time as the theme and asked us to “pick a red wine that you would use to introduce a white wine […]

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Canadian Wine Country: A Weekend in the Okanagan Valley

Friday, August 14th, 2009

We recently spent a long weekend in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, relaxing, visiting family friends, and of course, wine tasting. The Okanagan Valley is Canada’s most well-known wine region. Located about 100 miles east of Vancouver, B.C., it is about a six hour drive from Seattle. The Okanagan Valley stretches over 100 […]

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More from WBC: A Day in Napa Valley

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Our day in Napa Valley during the recent Wine Bloggers Conference was worth the price of the conference admission alone. It was the perfect mix of education, tastings, and fun. We started the day at The Culinary Institute of America where we enjoyed two keynote addresses focusing on the future of blogging, social media, and […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25 |